A Comparison of the Efficacy of Diagnostic Imaging Modalities in Detecting COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread globally, the urgency for effective diagnostic testing escalates. Medical imaging has revolutionized healthcare as a critical step to early diagnosis, leading to immediate isolation and optimized treatment pathways. Current imaging modalities such as the lung ultrasound, chest X-ray, and computed tomography (CT) scan are critical in COVID-19 detection. However, overlap in clinical characteristics with other viral respiratory illnesses poses a significant risk for misdiagnosis.

Significant Functions of Fibroblast Growth Factor-10: A Narrative Review.

The family of fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) consists of 22 growth factors with numerous functions including proliferation, survival, motility, and differentiation of cells. This review aims to present the importance of FGF-10’s different functions in terms of development, diseases, wound healing, and therapeutic value

Surgery for an acute abdomen – an intriguing history of the laparotomy procedure.

A laparotomy procedure is a common surgical technique, especially in an emergency setting. Defined as the making of an incision into the abdominal wall to access the abdominal or pelvic cavity, a laparotomy can be explorative, therapeutic or emergency. Since the 1980s, pioneering laparoscopic approaches have revolutionised the procedure, resulting in lower post-operative infection rates. However, it is a versatile operation, with a little-known history that far pre-dates modern times